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On October 22nd, the Italian Canadian Club of Milton hosted a spectacular Venetian Masquerade party with the ever most charming Master of Ceremonies, Giuseppe. Proceeds from the event went towards the naming of a Prenatal Assessment Bay in the brand new Maternal Newborn Department at the Milton District Hospital. A big thank you to all those who attended and supported this great cause. “Cause within a Cause.”
01: Giuseppe & Pat. 02: Mike, Peter, Denise & Gord. 03: Donna & Mike. 04: Alessia & Roberto. 05: Daniel & Amanda. 06: Peter & Sarah. 07: Norm & Terilynn.
01: Rachel & Tara. 02: Posing in the witch's corner. 03: Pirates. 04: Tony & Anthony. 05: Jenny, Hank, Steve, Liz & Mario. 06: A group of happy trick or treaters.
07: The Ninjas: Owen, Evan & Dad Jeff. 08: Samantha, Christine & Debbie. 09: Having fun trick or treating. 10: Alex & Marina. 11: Fire Fighter Bill with Cooper. 12: The Sone Family as bees and bee keepers.
Dear The Wine Ladies,
At a recent dinner party we were served a very unusual wine, most enjoyable but of a different kind and/or colour. It was called an orange wine; in fact I believe that was the name of the wine as well. I’m pretty sure it came from the Niagara region if I remember correctly. What is an orange wine? Is it similar to a rosé wine and made in the same way? - Tanya
THE WINE LADIES Q&A Dear Tanya,
Thanks for the great question. We have enjoyed some fabulous orange wines over the years, mostly coming from the old world wine regions including the Friuli region of Italy and a very special one we tasted last fall from South Australia. It’s exciting that this type of wine, which actually dates back thousands of years ago is gaining a little traction and can be found right here in our local market.
WHAT IS AN ORANGE WINE AND HOW ARE THEY DIFFERENT FROM ROSE WINES? Orange wines, similar to white wines are made with white grapes but attain their orange hue and slight tannins due to extended grape skin contact with the juice during fermentation or maceration. Rosé wines are made with red wine grapes and sometimes white as well, but it is the contact of the skins of the red grapes with the juice that contribute the colour to the rosé wines. Depending on the grapes used, how it is made and how much time the juice remains in contact with the skin, rosé wines can range in colour from very pale to quite a deep pink.
A LITTLE ABOUT THE SOUTHBROOK VINEYARD ORANGE WINE:
It sounds like the orange wine you enjoyed was indeed from the Niagara region produced by Southbrook Vineyards located in Niagaraon-the-Lake. Southbrook is a beautiful winery that produces some exquisite wines, which also incidentally was the first winery in Canada to achieve both organic and biodynamic certification in 2008. The wine is called Orange Wine and was likely the 2016 vintage you tasted which became available at the winery mid March of this year.
As you may recall, it would have been quite a bright orange colour with an intense aroma of peach and apricot. You may also have noticed a slight hint of rose petal and black tea on the nose which are descriptions attributed to the wine by the winemaker. Dry, light bodied, 9.8% alcohol but large and complex in flavour and finish. A wine that pairs well with a variety of foods including select cheeses and perhaps a delectable Beef Carpaccio! Available at the winery for $29.95 - a true treat! thewineladies.com
TRICK OR TREAT Even with a little rain in the forecast, Downtown Milton was full of trick or treaters in an array of amazing costumes on Saturday, October 28th. Main Street East was closed to vehicles so the children could run from shop to shop collecting all kinds of treats. There were tables of fun activities set up along the road and lots of popular characters were out giving hugs and high-fives! Downtown Milton BIA outdid themselves this year. A fantastic time was had by all.
01: Mike & Eddie. 02: Jad & Reem with Bell, Snow White and the Evil Queen. 03: Ethan, Ross & Logan. 04: Dave, Austin, Garron & Zoe. 05: Helen & Andrea with MDHF. 06: Katherine & Victoria. 07: Layal, Jineen & Naia. 08: Violet, Claire & Tabitha.
WITH MIKE CLUETT WHO ARE YOU?
WHO OR WHAT INSPIRES YOU AND WHY?
NAME: Mike Cluett
My wife Pat is a source of my inspiration. She loves to help others and go that extra mile, both in business and her personal life. There have been many people who have inspired me to do what I do now, like my parents who told me, “you get out of your community, what you put into it” and other political leaders. However, my constant source of inspiration is my wife.
BIRTHPLACE: Brampton NICKNAME: “The Mouth of Milton” WHERE DO YOU LIVE: Milton
WHAT IS YOUR CAREER? For much of my career, I have been in sales working for a number of different places, ranging from auto finance to lawn care services for large companies and as a Local & Regional Councillor since 2010. It’s been a natural transition to public life, as you are constantly working for your boss and in this case, it’s the voters and taxpayers of Milton.
TELL US ABOUT YOUR FAMILY: I have been married to Pat Cluett now for just over 18 years and have two amazing children Anthony who is 17 and Miranda who is 9 years old.
WHAT WOULD YOU DEEM YOUR GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT? It is being a father to two amazing children and marrying my best friend just over 18 years ago.
WHAT BRINGS YOU THE GREATEST JOY OR SATISFACTION? That has to be watching my children grow up and spending as much time as possible with them. I know many parents say this about their kids but Pat and I have been very lucky and words can’t describe how proud we are of them.
WHAT ARE SOME FUN FACTS ABOUT YOU?
WHAT DO YOU DO IN YOUR FREE TIME?
I am an avid wrestling fan/geek who still takes time to watch it whenever he can. As most who know me, I am also a big Hamilton Tiger Cats fan as well, who despite the team having some bad seasons, recently I am still convinced we will win the Grey Cup again.
I spend a lot of my free time working for two great charities, United Way of Halton & Hamilton and the Tiger Jeet Singh Foundation. Both of these organizations believe in giving where you live and in community. With the Tiger Jeet Singh Foundation, I am actively involved in the annual Miracle on Main St. Toy Drive that raises money and toys for Halton Learning Foundation, Halton Women’s Place, Toronto SickKids, McMaster SickKids and our local Salvation Army. We participate in yearly assemblies with Tiger talking to kids about diversity and the spirit of giving. It’s through this relationship, that I started working directly with the Halton Women’s Place on the recent Hope in High Heels Walk. The United Way of Halton and Hamilton is another important charity that raises money for local agencies in our community, with focus on children and mental health issues. I have been working with the United Way, either fundraising or as a board member, for over 6 years now.
WHAT IS THE BEST ADVICE YOU’VE EVER BEEN GIVEN? The best advice I have been given is from a good friend, Dean Martin, who told me, “integrity is doing the right thing even when no one is looking.” That message stays with me as I go about my daily work for Halton Region and the Town of Milton.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE MOVIE? Godfather I and II.
WHAT DOES THE WORD COMMUNITY MEAN TO YOU? The word community means so much to me. It doesn’t mean bricks, mortar, houses and buildings. It means people looking out for each other, keeping what we all like to call that “small town atmosphere,” as we continue to grow in size. It’s people supporting local charities and groups and taking time out of your busy schedules to do something good for someone. We have that community in Milton. So, as we build more homes, hospitals and schools, my goal is to help continue to build a complete community for our kids and their kids as well.
WHAT WOULD YOU SAY IF THE WHOLE COMMUNITY WERE LISTENING? Keep being the amazing community we’re growing into. There are going to be some hiccups along the way as Milton continues to grow, but I urge everyone to be part of the solution and get involved in the process. It’s easy to sit on the sidelines and be a pundit, but it’s important to take action. Find something or a cause that moves you to want to help out. As the town of Milton continues to grow, so does the size of its heart. So, let’s keep making Milton the best place to live.
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0I GO ICE SKATING There are great free outdoor rinks no matter the occasion. Check out your city’s website to see where the closet ice skating rink is to you.
02 POLAR PLUNGE Jump, run and skip into negative 40-degree water. Why? I don’t know it’s something people do. Have friends waiting when you get out with hot coco and warm towels.
03 MAKE A SNOWMAN Do you want to build a snowman? Throw on you thickest snow suit and spend all day rolling around in the snow. Challenge your friends or neighbours to a competition. Best snowman on the street wins!
04 VOLUNTEER AT YOUR LOCAL HOMELESS
SHELTER OR FOOD BANK
Shelters and food banks need a lot of help around Christmas time as they see a spike in donations and occupants who need assistance in the cold months. Check out your local shelter’s website to see how you can help.
05 CHRISTMAS MARKETS Whether you celebrate or not, Christmas markets are all over and don’t only offer Christmas memorabilia. Pick up a relatively cheap present for a friend or relative.
Mortgage Architects owner John Cavan and his wife Kim, first heard about Food4Kids Hamilton/Halton when they were at an Optimist Club meeting and made a cash donation at that time. They then heard more stories at a BNI meeting, and having nine grandchildren of their own, they were deeply affected by these stories and realized the need in Milton. Their GOAL is to have less kids go hungry in Milton. This year they decided to start a food drive and challenged other local businesses to get involved. Thanks to the many donations from the community and businesses their first food drive was very successful. The staff at Mortgage Architects will be holding Spring and Fall Food Drives for Food4Kids. Thank you all for your generous donations there are less kids going hungry in our wonderful Milton community.
01: John, Debbie, Kim, Amelita, Christine, Dilbagh & Samantha. 02: The collected food.
CHALLENGE Written by: Sue London
Taste buds were enlightened at the inaugural Diamond Chef Challenge, Friday, October 6, 2017 at the Art Gallery of Burlington. Chopped Canada Champions, Matt Kerhsaw and Stacie Royds, competed in a live mystery box food challenge. Burlington Mayor Rick Goldring and Karina Gould Federal MP and Minister of Democratic Institutions addressed the crowd in addition to The Arthritis Society Executive Director, Ahmad Zbib and Olivia McCann, the 10-year-old youth ambassador for the Diamond Chef Challenge.
The event featured a vast silent auction, interactive chefâ€™s stations, live music, art and MORE! Event goers kick started their Thanksgiving weekend with great food, a good atmosphere and passionate commitment to helping all Canadians live well with arthritis while working to create a future without arthritis. 01: Alberto, MP Karina Gould, Olivia, Cheryl & Mayor Rick Goldring. 02: Carolynn & Olivia. 03: Stacie & Matthew. 04: Janet, Jake, Vicki & Rachel.
Ken, Kay, Trev & Christine
150TH ANNIVERSARY what it means to me Article by: Ken Marvell
n 1967 when Canada celebrated 100 years as a country, I turned 25 years old and the thought went through my mind, back then, that I was one quarter as old as Canada. Writing this now, I realized that as of my 75th birthday which took place on August 15, 2017, I became half as old as Canada, as we celebrate Canada’s 150th Anniversary. I think of some of the changes in my personal life over the last 50 years and the following comes to mind; I got married, I became a father of three children and grandfather of five, I used to rent an apartment, now I own the house where I live, I was working and now I am retired and enjoy writing my memoirs.
Some of the many changes in Canada over the last 50 years, between 1967 and 2017 are: 1967 - Liberal leader, Lester B Pearson was Prime Minister.* - We used the 1 cent coin until 2013. - The $1 paper bill was used until 1987. - The $2 paper bill was used until 1996. 2017 - Liberal leader, Justin Trudeau is the current Prime Minister.* - The 1 cent coin is no longer used in Canada. - Replaced by a metal coin called the Loonie. - Replaced by a metal coin called the Toonie. *Between these two prime ministers there were five sessions when the Progressive Conservatives were in power. Canada implemented the Metric System in 1970. As a result, many of us had to learn a new system of weights, measurements, and temperatures and their corresponding symbols. We struggled with understanding the new temperature scale so that we could dress ourselves appropriately for the weather. 37 degrees F meant wearing winter clothes whereas 37 degrees C means bathing suit weather. Snowfalls were suddenly measured in centimetres not inches. For a while we didn’t know whether we needed a snow shovel or a snow blower. Speed became measured in kilometers per hour and with that change, we quickly had to know whether we were still driving within the legal speed limits. With gasoline being sold by the litre, we had to calculate the cost of filling our gas tanks. If prices increased by two cents per litre, that was similar to nine cents per gallon in the Imperial system. A few examples of the differences between the Imperial System and the Metric System are: - Temp. 32 degrees Fahrenheit (F) = 0 degrees Celsius (C) - Measurements: One inch (1”) = 2.54 centimetres (cms) - Speed: 60 miles per hour (mph) = 96.56/rounded to 100 kilometers per hour (kph) - One gallon of gasoline = 4.546 litres Other examples of changes from 1967 and 2017 are: In 1967 we relied upon newspapers and the radio to get most of our news. Now in 2017 many newspapers have closed down or are about to close down due to a lack of sales since we can access news instantly via the radio and the internet using our computers and mobile phones. In 1967 vinyl records were the very popular means of listening to our favourite music. Since then, vinyl records were, for the most part, replaced by digital music which in 2017 can easily be streamed online via the internet. Recently, vinyl has been making a resurgence. In 1967 the National Hockey League (NHL) expanded from six teams to 12 teams and now in 2017 there are 30 teams in the NHL with another team, The Vegas Golden Knights, being added to the league this year.
In 1967 many households had a library consisting of the Encyclopedia Britannica which people used for reference. Today in 2017, with the internet, we can easily look up virtually anything we want to know about by clicking onto Google or Wikipedia. In 1967 most shopping was done in person, at department stores like Eaton’s, The Bay, and Zellers just to name a few, but now in 2017, with computers in so many homes, online ordering from Amazon has cut into their business, forcing large department stores to downsize or close down entirely. Stores like Office Depot, Sears and Kmart, Macy’s, Target Canada and many more (Amazon.ca accounts for over 45% of all online purchases in Canada). Trivia Question: In 1967, what was the most popular song in Canada? (See the answer at the end of my story.) Back to the topic of Canada’s 150th Anniversary and what it means to me. With more information available to us thanks to in-depth journalism, which, as mentioned, we can readily access via the radio, television, and the internet, today we have a greater awareness of what our politicians are doing to us and for us, as individuals and as a country. Although I don’t agree with everything that our political leaders and their parties are doing, I feel that Canada, in its 150th year as a country, is one of the best countries in which to live. We have freedoms, luxuries and liberties which many other countries would love to have. Internationally, Canada is still highly respected and that helps us to have a say in various worldly matters. We are thought of as being decent, thoughtful and fair people, which I believe we are; and as Canada celebrates 150 years as a nation, I am pleased and proud to be a citizen of this great country. Trivia Answer: The most popular song in Canada in 1967 was Bobby Gimby’s song, “CANADA”, written for Canada’s 100th anniversary.
SECONDARY SCHOOL It’s sweater weather everyone and time to check out the awesomeness that is CKSS! On October 12, CKSS honoured 447 students who made the honour roll and/or received the highest mark in a course for school
THERE WERE LOTS OF FIELD TRIPS IN OCTOBER A few of our students went on a Mindfulness Hike to Mount Nemo early in the month, and were able to take advantage of the amazing weather. The trip was open to the whole school and it was great to see all grades mixing it up. Namaste!
year 2016/2017. Over 900 students and parents were here to recognize Other field trips included a trip to the ACC to catch a Raptor’s game and a visit to downtown Toronto to be a tourist in our own amazing metropolis.
excellence across all departments. A Special mention goes to Lana Abu Narr, Diana Babic and Thienbao Trandinh who had the highest averages in grade 9,10 and 11 respectively. AMAZING WORK SPARTANS! Each year, every high school is asked to sponsor the application of students for the prestigious, national Loran Scholarship. Congratulations to Bushra Boblai and Sherman Grewal who are this year’s choices. They will continue to the next step of the selection process. Good luck to both candidates. Amazing!!
CKSS TERRY FOX RUN
On October 4, the food school closed the cafeteria to the school and opened it to the community. Many guests were so impressed by the variety of deliciousness offered and by the talent of our students. Please call the office to book a spot for our holiday buffet on December 13.
On Thursday, September 28th, we had a terrific turnout for the annual Terry Fox Run and raised: The food school handed out their famous cookies for those that completed the walk, it was a sweet treat for helping out an amazing cause. Over $1000 was raised by staff and students and an awareness was brought to this ever present and wide reaching illness. Great job Spartans! Our sports teams are running full tilt. That always means the year is really in full swing. Should you have any questions regarding scheduling or locations for games, please visit the school’s website or www.hssaa. ca for more details. Please come out and support our kids whenever you can. All are welcome! Jr and Sr Boys Volleyball are having a great season so far. Both teams are placing high in the league standings. The Sr team won silver at the Milton District tournament and the Jr team too showed great success. Congratulations to Aaron Nash of the Sr team who won MVP and Taylor Lemair of the Jr team who also won MVP at their recent tournaments held at Milton District.
One of the things I love most about working here is you can walk the halls and randomly run into performances by our amazing students. Yesterday, I sauntered up to NEON warming up their voices. They were on their way to Kelso Conservation for a Citizenship Ceremony - how cool is that?
UPCOMING EVENTS AT CKSS: NOVEMBER 6
Craig Kielburger Assembly
Wellness Meeting @11:30 am - ALL students and parents are welcome!
Robotics club going to Stemly Cup - St. Mary Catholic Secondary School, Hamilton
NOVEMBER 13-23 Grad Photos NOVEMBER 17
WE are Silent Event
School Council Meeting
One Acts 7pm-9pm in the Theatre
PA Day (no school for students)
SOME OTHER HIGHLIGHTS SO FAR INCLUDE
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The Jr Girls Field Hockey team tied 1:1 with Burlington Central. The Sr girls won 3:0. After tying with Oakville Trafalgar and Burlington Central on the 11th, the Junior Girls Field Hockey Team made the playoffs finishing 3rd in their division, losing in the quarterfinals. Congrats Ladies!! The week continued on with Sr Girls Field Hockey winning 1 nil against OT in a shootout. There were some happy fans and players on the field!
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HIGH SCHOOL October has flown by at Gary Allan, continuing with the intake of many new students and the settling in of the returning ones. Our new Online Plus model is going strong. Our adult students are now accessing their
courses online, with the “PLUS” of being able to come in and get face to face support from teachers, technical assistance and computer access at any of the four locations across Halton region; in Milton, Halton Hills, Oakville and Burlington. Gary Allan is committed to providing opportunities for students of all ages to complete credits towards the achievement of their high school diploma, for post-secondary preparation or to upgrade their skills for the workplace. Students now have the added flexibility of being able to work on their courses anytime and anywhere. This month
THE BIG CRUNCH
we are hosting an Open House on November 2nd from 5 – 7 pm to connect more students with their teachers. As our Alternative group solidifies, so to do the opportunities to build community through interesting course work experiences inside and outside the classroom. Students are working together with school staff to create a warm, comfortable learning environment where students can complete academic credits while also building positive relationships and acquiring life skills. Art projects, guest speakers, therapy dogs, cooking activities and some field trips have inspired students to try new things and start making plans for their future. The students are currently working on creating a Remembrance Day board and developing a presentation
As part of our expanded breakfast program and campaign to promote healthy eating, the entire school participated in The Big Crunch, a synchronized bite of one of 1100+ apples that took place on Oct. 24th. Ms Wrigglesworth arranged this school-wide healthy snack break of locally grown, donated apples.
for the Friday before and looking forward to new learning experiences throughout this month.
DECA CLUB HOSTED COMEDY NIGHT
More information about our programs, and upcoming events can be found on our school’s website www.garyallan.ca or Facebook: facebook. com/GaryAllanSchool. Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/garyallanschool
MILTON DISTRICT HIGH SCHOOL
HOME OF THE MUSTANGS This year’s goal of health and wellness continued to drive events throughout October at MDHS, with endless activities both in and out of the classroom to make everyone feel and be their best. This year,over 1000 students took to the sidewalks for our annual Terry Fox Run. The fundraiser at MDHS was a huge success! This year alone, students raised $1,900, putting our all time contribution to cancer research at over $20,000. On October 11 the rainbow Pride flag was raised before school began in recognition and support of LGBTQ+ History Month. There
The Oct. 25 event hosted by the DECA club, an internationallyrecognized business program, featured stand-ups Mike MacDonald and Scott Faulconbride.The evening also included a student stand-up comedy competition and a performance by the highly-accomplished improv team. The club consists of 38 students who have a strong interest in business, and is led by business teacher Paul Riggs. Funds raised will go to finance the team’s competition this year at the provincial and national levels. On Oct. 30th, ICNA (Islamic Community Centre) Canada Eastern Region visited MD to share an informative exhibit highlighting contributions of the Muslim community in recognition and support of the Islamic Heritage Month. Students were invited to learn from volunteers in attendance and were served green tea and wonderful dates in a luxurious and relaxing setting. Don’t Miss… Grade Eight Info Night! On Thursday Nov. 2, MD will open its doors to families of grade eight students who would like to know more about all the benefits of becoming a Mustang when they enter grade nine. Doors open at 7 p.m. Also, visitmdhsnews.ca to learn more about all the amazing things that go on at MD!!
were bubbles, rainbow umbrellas, and both the school and GSA mascots. Passerby and GSA members had fun playing with bubbles and showing off their pride and support for this fab event which promotes a safe and inclusive space for all.
NOVEMBER'S BOOK SUGGESTION
George, the husband and father and beloved teacher, maintains his innocence when arrested for sexual misconduct against female students. The reader is taken into the thoughts of Joan, the wife; Andrew, the son; and Sadie, the daughter, who are struggling to decide what to believe. They also have to somehow continue with their everyday lives in the midst of this tragedy and function in a town divided while waiting for George's trial. Sexual assault cases are complex and emotional, yet Whittal writes about this charged topic in a way that isn't offensive and that looks into an angle that I'd never considered-the accused's family. They have to continue their lives during the months before the trial while facing judgement from the town and grappling with the implications of this event. Whittal satisfies some of our curiosity about George and the sexual assault charges, but doesn't let the details overshadow the point of this book, which is to allow Sadie, Joan and Andrew to tell their stories.
THE BEST KIND OF PEOPLE
BY MARISSA KANARIS
LOVED this book. “The Best Kind of People" by Zoe Whittal was so good that I seriously considered pulling an all-nighter just so I didn't have to put it down. But with the clock nearing 2am, and a toddler in the next room who could wake up at any moment, the idea of a good nights rest eventually won me over.
CAPTURINGBETTERPH TOS SMARTPHONE/POINT AND SHOOT/ DIGITAL SLR. NO MATTER WHAT DEVICE YOU USE TO TAKE PHOTOS, WHAT LOOKS FINE ON THE DEVICE MAY LEAVE YOU DISAPPOINTED WHEN YOU WANT TO MAKE THAT SPECIAL IMAGE INTO AN ENLARGEMENT, A POSTER OR A SCREEN-SAVER. EACH MONTH,
THIS COLUMN WILL AIM TO PROVIDE
LARGELY NON-TECHNICAL ADVICE TO
HELP YOU MAKE BETTER PHOTOS.
So be prepared that this book deals with a lot of deep questions, but they are 100% worth delving into through this storyline. "The Best Kind of People" is heartbreaking, explorative, and shocking.
By Peeter Poldre, Photographer Always learning and striving to CAPTURE the next great photo!
LET THERE BE LIGHT
hotography literally means “writing with light”, so it stands to reason that a photographer’s source of light will always be a crucial consideration. For outdoor photography, the sun is by far the most common source of light and the advice to have the sun to the camera’s back often works well. However, people will often be uncomfortable and squinting when looking directly into the sun. Shade may be an option, but automatic cameras may interpret shade as providing sufficient light so that a flash is not triggered. This is the time for a photographer to over-ride the camera and dial in “fill in” flash, as shown with photos 1 and 2. Another setting that may fool automatic cameras is the brightly lit background, such as the setting sun on a Cuban beach in photo 3. It is likely that the subjects in the photo did not wish to be mere silhouettes! The answer is fill-in flash, as shown in photo 4.
The topic of this book is heavy, but very in touch with the conversations going on today about sexual assault. How much do we really know about our loved ones? What are we each capable of? How do we protect those we love? How do we continue with our lives after our family is affected by a criminal event?
FIRE PREVENTION WEEK AND
OPEN HOUSE Three Fire Stations in Milton held an Open House on October 14th during Fire Prevention Week. All the stations had a free barbecue and everyone enjoyed the hands-on, kid-friendly activities, especially trying to hold the fire hose. Make sure to change your batteries in your smoke detector and REMEMBER Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!
04 01: Lukas using the hose. 02: Mason & Lukas with Sparky. 03: Ellie, Parker, Mason, Lukas, Taret & a friend. 04: Mason all dressed up.
CHARITY CLOTHING SALE
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Article by: Leslie Styles
Bargains galore were found at Tansley United Church, on October 24th. The church was transformed into a gently used clothing shop, bake table and silent auction. Susanne Jackubowski, of ‘Yoga with Susanne’ and main organizer of this annual charity event, was pleased that attendance continues to increase every year. All proceeds benefit Wellspring Birmingham Gilgan House. Among the many volunteers, Virginia Clutsam and Joannie Bere, of Team Logue Realty, greeted all newcomers with a pink shopping bag containing information and coupons. Great job to everyone for a very successful evening! 01: Maneet Toor from Wellspring House & Susanne Jakubowski from Yoga with Susanne.
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NOVEMBER 18 Raptors in Focus ∧ conservationhalton.ca
NOVEMBER 18 Seasons Milton 3rd Annual Christmas Bazaar seasonsretirement.com
NOVEMBER 18-19 Parade of Lights ∧ countryheritagepark.com
NOVEMBER 19 Milton Santa Claus Parade ∧ miltonsantaclausparade.ca
NOVEMBER 24-26 Santa’s Workshop with the Roach Family ∧ itsfamily.ca
NOVEMBER 25 - DECEMBER 10 Christmas Activities ∧ springridgefarm.com
NOVEMBER 26 - DECEMBER 8 Annual Breakfast with Santa ∧ mdfh.ca
Milton Philharmonic Orchestra at the Milton Public Library mpl.on.ca
DECEMBER 3 Holiday Bazaar – Milton Memorial Arena mpl.on.ca
DECEMBER 7 Songs for a Winters Night Christmas Classic actontownhallcentre.ca
DECEMBER 16 Winterlude IV: Christmas in Canada firstontarioartscentremilton.ca
DECEMBER 17 A Swingin’ Christmas irstontarioartscentremilton.ca
JANUARY 1 Courage Polar Bear Dip at Coronation Park polarbeardip.ca
Walk to Bethlehem countryheritagepark.com
JANUARY 9 Soup Sisters Milton soupsisters.org/milton.php
JANUARY 13 Coldest Night of the year launch party – Support of Milton transitional housing ∧ miltontransitionalhousing.ca
JANUARY 26-28 Milton Film Festival miltonfilmfest.com
A Picture Book of Our Community and the People that Live Here